5 February 2019 Current Affairs

Interim Budget 2019 | CBI Director | 70th Republic Day | Bharat Ratna | Padma Awards 2019 |

Posted on Feb 05, 2019 02:34 IST in Current Affairs.

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- What is the name of the scheme announced in Interim Budget 2019 under which Rs. 6,000 will be transferred directly into the bank accounts of the beneficiary marginal farmers in three instalments of Rs 2,000 each? – Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) – This scheme will benefit farmers having land ownership less than 2 hectares.

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- What is the name of the mega pension scheme announced in Interim Budget 2019 under which Rs 3,000/month pension for 10 crore unorganised sector workers has been proposed for contribution of Rs. 100/55 per month? - Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maandhan

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- Annual income up to how much amount has been exempted from income tax in the Interim Budget 2019? – Rs. 5 lakh (It was presently Rs. 2.5 lakh)

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- On 4 February 2019 who took over as the new Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation? – Rishi Kumar Shukla (Shukla is a 1983-batch IPS Officer and a former DGP of the Madhya Pradesh Police. He took charge from interim CBI chief M. Nageswara Rao)

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- The new e-commerce rules came into effect in India from which day under which e-commerce companies have been barred from selling products via vendors in which they have an equity interest, and also from making deals with sellers to sell exclusively on their platforms? – 1 February 2019 (After these rules came into effect, online retailers like Amazon and Flipkart took away several products from their India sites)

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- Who was the Chief Guest of the 70th Republic Day Parade held on 26 January 2019? - Cyril Ramaphosa (South Africa’s President)

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- What was the theme of the 70th Republic Day Parade held on 26 January 2019? - 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi was featured in the tableaus of many states)

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- Who was posthumously awarded the Ashok Chakra, the highest peacetime gallantry award, on 26 January 2019? - Lance Naik Nazir Ahmed Wani (Wani lost his life while killing six terrorists in an operation in Kashmir)

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- The members of which erstwhile armed force participated in India’s Republic Day parade for the first-time ever on 26 January 2019? - Netaji Subash Chandra Bose's Indian National Army or Azad Hind Fauj (4 members of INA took part in this prestigious event)

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- For the first-time ever an all-women contingent of which para-military participated in the Republic Day parade on 26 January 2019? - Assam Rifles (An all-women contingent of the Assam Rifles led by Major Khushboo Kanwar participated in the parade)

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- On 1 February 2019 who became first female cricketer to play 200 ODI matches? – Mithali Raj (India’s Mithali Raj achieved this feat when she led the Indian women’s team for their 3rd ODI against New Zealand on 1 Feb 2019)

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- India’s Saina Nehwal won the Indonesia Masters’ women’s singles title on 27 January 2019 after which player withdrew with an injury midway during the final? – Carolina Marin (Spain’s Carolina Marin was leading leading 10-4 before she withdrew from the final against Saina Nehwal)

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- Noted Hindi author and essayist Krishna Sobti, who passed away on 24 January 2019, was awarded the Jnanpith Award, India’s highest literary award, in which year? – 2017 (Sobti’s notable works include 'Daar Se Bichhudi', 'Gujarat Pakistan Se Gujarat Hindustan' among others. She was awarded the Sahitya Akademi award in 1980. She was also offered Padma Bhushan, which she declined).

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- India’s highest civilian award was announced for which three personalities on 25 January 2019 by President Ram Nath Kovind? – Pranab Mukherjee (former President of India), late Nanaji Deshmukh (social activist) and late Dr. Bhupen Hazarika (singer and composer)

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- Late Nanaji Deshmukh, one of the recipients of the Bharat Ratna for 2019, was the founder of which famous school brands? - Saraswati Shishu Mandir (Saraswati Shishu Mandir patronized by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh is one of the very popular chain of private schools. The first such school was founded under leadership of Nanaji Deshmukh in Gorakhpur in 1952)

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- How many personalities were chosen for Padma Awards 2019, as were announced on 25 January 2019? – 112 (It includes 4 Padma Vibhushan, 14 Padma Bhushan and 94 Padma Shri)

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